Design Your Own Website for Beginners
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Why choose this course?
Due to the coronavirus outbreak we are monitoring the situation and will update our short courses when we have further information.
This course runs on Wednesdays from 19.00 to 21.30 on the following dates:
- 23 September to 25 November 2020
- 27 January to 31 March 2021
£295 for each 10 week course
Whether you want to design websites for fun, as a hobby, as a career, as a skill or as part of your job, this 10-week course provides a broad, supportive, fun, friendly and reasonably fast paced environment that includes tutor led teaching, open discussions, self-paced activities, group based challenges and supported with handouts, individual help, guidance and feedback.
In addition to embarking on a journey of website design, development and publishing you will also have the opportunity to design and build your own site using a range of industry standard tools and systems. For those students who would like to improve their technical knowledge we will also be dipping into wider topics such as, ‘what the Internet and World-Wide-Web is’, ‘how search engines work’, ‘what search engine optimisation is and why it is important’ and for example, ‘how domain names work’, etc.
The course will cover:
- Anatomy of Web Pages
- Tools of the Trade
- Design Principles
- HTML & CSS
- Building Content
- Publishing and Accessing Sites
- Designing Your Site
- Building Your Site
- Testing Your Site
- Site Review & Expanding Your New Skills
If you wish to discuss this or any other creative art short course please contact the short course team on 01707 285327 or email@example.com
Bookings for all Creative Arts Short Courses will be reviewed 2 weeks before the start date of each course. This will allow the Short Course team to determine whether a course has met the minimum number of students needed for the class to run. If a class has failed to recruit, the class will be re-scheduled and you will be informed. Where relevant you will be offered an alternative class. If the course has met minimum numbers, bookings will stay open to the course start date or until it has met maximum numbers.
We encourage you to book early before the deadline to avoid disappointment.
Bookings for all short courses need to be made online through the Universities’ online booking system, before a course commences. You cannot enrol or attend a class on the day the course starts, without prior arrangement.
Where to find us
Our address is The School of Creative Arts, College Lane Campus, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB.
For Maps and Directions please visit our helpful ‘Where to Find Us’ page. Further details are sent by email when you have booked.
If for any reason you change your mind about joining us after you have accepted the offer, you have a legal right to cancel your contract to study with us within 14 days. This cancellation period therefore ends at the end of 14 days after the day on which you accepted our offer. For further details of cancellation terms, please see the following link http://www.herts.ac.uk/about-us/legal/cancellation-right
Teaching Methods and Course Structure
Week 1 - Topic: Anatomy of Web Pages
Lesson Aims: Introduce the principle components, structures and systems associated with the setup and design of websites and pages
Week 2 - Topic: Tools of the Trade
Lesson Aims: Investigate the tools and techniques associated with the creation, design and management of web pages and sites
Week 3 - Topic: HTML & CSS
Lesson Aims: Explore and use HTML construction elements and CSS styling techniques to build a web page
Week 4 - Topic: Design Principles
Lesson Aims: Discuss and explore important design principles associated with the creation of engaging web pages
Week 5 - Topic: Building Content
Lesson Aims: Explore and review the impact of website content on website design
Week 6 – Topic: Publishing and Accessing Sites
Lesson Aims: Explore the methods, services and techniques associated with publishing and promoting a website
Week 7 – Topic: Designing Your Site
Lesson Aims: Use appropriate tools and techniques to create a design mock-up for a personal, multipage website
Week 8 – Topic: Building Your Site
Lesson Aims: Use appropriate tools and techniques to build a designed, multipage website
Week 9 - Topic: Complete & Test Your Site
Lesson Aims: Plan and test the functionality of a completed, individually designed, multipage website
Week 10 - Topic: Site Review & Expanding Your New Skills
Lesson Aims: Discuss, present and peer-review a multipage website
To be able to maintain the pace of this course you should: -
- Have computer skills that are above a basic level
- Have some experience using programs such as Word or Photoshop
- Be expected to navigate files and folders on a computer and understand how to use Google's Search Engine